Addiction

August 29th, 2019 Weakly regulated painkillers are causing untold damage in West Africa, but stricter controls could have dire consequences for patients with chronic pain. Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt unpicks an opioid crisis that is even more complex than...

February 11th, 2019 Permitting pot is one thing, promoting its use is another, writes Malcolm Gladwell for The New Yorker. Especially since a cloud of mystery surrounds cannabis – including its medicinal value, its possible relationship to mental illness and...

November 5th, 2018 Public Health England recently published Health Matters guidance focusing on the range of smoking quitting routes that are available and the evidence for their effectiveness. Two-thirds of smokers say they want to quit, however most try to do so...

September 5th, 2018 While new figures show that a whopping 10.8 million Americans use e-cigarettes, there are stringent restrictions on their sale in Australia and in Canada vaping is set to take off after only recently being legalised. Meanwhile, some British MP have...

August 8th, 2018 SA’s Tobacco Bill has met with a barrage of criticism, among other things for proposing jail for smoking in public, outlawing designated smoking areas, trampling on civil liberties and including e-cigarettes in tight controls. Public comment on...

August 8th, 2018 When South Africa introduced designated smoking areas in restaurants and bars there was vehement opposition from sections of the hospitality industry. But, writes Savera Kalideen, executive director of the National Council Against Smoking in the...
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